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Quick Hits: What You Should Know About 'Ip Man 3' Star Donnie Yen

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 09:00

Martial arts icon Donnie Yen is back for a third and final stint as legendary Wing Chun master Ip Man. Yes, Yen fights Mike Tyson in this threequel, but there is so much more to Ip Man 3. Find out behind-the-scenes trivia about the movie and star Yen here.   1. Ip Man, also known as Yip Man, was a Chinese martial artist and master teacher of Wing Chun style. He had several students who went on to become martial arts masters of their own including Bruce Lee. Martial arts was not...

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Spotlight on: Chloe Grace Moretz

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 09:00

At just 18, Atlanta-born actress Chloe Grace Moretz has already had a prolific career that boasts 38 feature films and more than 100 television appearances. She's done comedy, drama, action and horror, and this year the dazzling starlet will tackle science fiction with the thriller The 5th Wave, based on a YA novel about a five-wave alien attack. And so, we're looking back on what's made this young actress such a force of nature.   Her mom refused to let her see her...

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The Only Sundance Film Festival Preview You Need

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 09:00

When it comes to the next year in independent film, it all starts at Sundance. The annual film festival held in the mountains of Park City, Utah is one of the premiere destinations for new movies, voices and stars – and the 2016 edition looks packed with all kinds of good stuff.  Like what, you ask? Well let’s get to it. But first! Here are some 2016 Sundance Film Festival fast facts: 1. This year the festival will screen 123 feature-length films. 2. There are 49...

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Countdown: The Best (and Worst) Asian Horror-Movie Remakes

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 09:00

Perhaps you saw The Ring in a theater on October 18, 2002, and shared the sheer terror and delight of a packed auditorium responding to an incredibly startling moment on the big screen. We've rarely seen so much genuine excitement in a movie theater. The box office success of The Ring, based on a Japanese movie, led to a boom in remakes of Asian horror-thrillers that lasted for years. As might be expected, the quality level varied, but if you're interested in checking out the best...

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News Briefs: See New 'Fast 8' Poster and 'XXX' Images from Vin Diesel

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 20:08

Fast 8: Vin Diesel shared a new poster for Fast 8, apparently confirming that the movie will be set in New York City. He also shared images alluding to XXX: The Return of Xander Cage, with one photo captioned: "Training for Xander is so much fun... can't wait to film this long board sequence that the director showed me." Fast 8 is set for release on April 14, 2017. [Vin Diesel via Collider]   Enzo Ferrari: Last August, Christian Bale (The Big Short,...

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EXCLUSIVE TRAILER: 'Ip Man 3'

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 09:00

When his city is threatened by a gang of brutal thugs, martial arts master Ip Man must defend the innocent people being victimized by the crooked real estate developer who is looking to take over the city. Catch the intense martial arts action in this Fandango Movieclips exclusive trailer for Ip Man 3, which stars Donnie Yen returning in the title role and features a special appearance by former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Ip Man 3 is in theaters January 22.

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Meet Kevin Hart's Hyper Bunny in a New Trailer for 'The Secret Life of Pets'

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 06:52

Just in time to coincide with the release of Ride Along 2, a new trailer for The Secret Life of Pets focuses on a character voiced by Kevin Hart. In the upcoming animated feature, the comedian speaks the part of a white rabbit named Snowball. And as seems to be a growing trend in family-film humor (see the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise), he accidentally poops when he's excited. The Secret Life of Pets is from the studio that made the Despicable...

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Surprise! J.J. Abrams Made a 'Cloverfield' Spin-off and Here's the Trailer

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 04:57

J.J. Abrams is known for his "mystery box" theory, which sprang from the way that his grandfather shared new ideas with him, opening up radios and other devices to show him how they worked. He expounded on the theory in a TED talk that he gave in March 2007, which you can watch below. (By the way, it includes a brief discussion of the "mystery boxes" in Star Wars.)   Abrams put the theory to good use that very year during the production of Cloverfield, which...

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News Briefs: Guillermo del Toro Preps 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 22:39

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: Guillermo del Toro will develop Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with an eye toward directing the movie. John August has written the screen adaptation, based on a popular trilogy of books by Alvin Schwartz that features illustrations by Stephen Gammell. The filmmaker is already attached to direct a remake of Fantastic Voyage, among other projects, so it's not clear when this one might be made. [Deadline]   Alien: Covenant: Director...

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Update: George Miller WILL Make Another 'Mad Max' Movie

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 14:54

UPDATE: Thankfully George Miller has now corrected the record, saying that the below quotes were totally misinterpreted on a loud, busy red carpet. Here's what he told The Wrap. “She completely got the wrong fragments of information that were just not true. I said no, [another Mad Max movie] will not be next, and she took that to mean I never wanted to make another Mad Max. It won’t necessarily be next, but I have two more stories.” So rest assured, apocalypse...

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: 'Dirty Grandpa'

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 09:00

In the raunchy, R-rated comedy Dirty Grandpa, Dick Kelly (Robert De Niro), a recently widowed former army general, tricks his uptight and soon-to-be-wed grandson Jason (Zac Effron) into taking him on a road trip to Daytona, Florida for spring break. With his nuptials -- and a partnership in his law firm -- in jeopardy, Jason must decide what is truly important in his life. Check out this Fandango Movieclips exclusive clip from Dirty Grandpa where Jason and his much looser brother attend the...

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Superhero Movie Buzz: 'Deadpool' Billboard and Rating; 'Batman v Superman' Villain Rumors

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 05:57

Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille) noted an unusual billboard in the Los Angeles area recently and shared it on social media (via ScreenCrush; see above) with the following comment: "This idiotic/brilliant billboard is why I'm all in on the Deadpool movie." That prompted the official Twitter account for Deadpool to respond with another emoji: As it happens, the movie has also received its official rating: "R." The Classification and Rating...

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2016 Academy Awards Nominations

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 05:30

The wait is over. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled the full list of 2016 nominees for the Academy Awards. And the Oscar may go to...   Best Picture The Big Short Bridge Of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight   Best Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu - The Revenant Adam McKay - The Big Short George Miller - Mad Max Fury Road ...

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'Die Hard' and 'Harry Potter' Star Alan Rickman Dies at 69

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 05:22

One of cinema's most iconic stars of the past 30 years has died. Alan Rickman, who broke out with his first big-screen role as the villain Hans Gruber in Die Hard, passed away this morning at age 69. He'd reportedly been suffering from cancer. The London-born Rickman got his start in the theater, was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and received a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in 1987. From there, he went to Hollywood and played one of the most popular...

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News Briefs: 'Furious 8' Director Wants to "Amp Up Everything"

Thu, 01/14/2016 - 00:47

Furious 8: F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, above) will be directing Furious 8, which has been scheduled for release on April 14, 2017, and he's been busy scouting locations "around the world" according to a new interview. He said he's "extremely excited about the direction we’re going in, and we’re really pushing to make sure the audience feels like it’s not more of the same." He also noted: "You amp up everything, you work on the...

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Missing Major Tom: Eight Memorable David Bowie Moments

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 10:21

The loss of David Bowie, who died of cancer Jan. 10 at age 69, hit everyone differently. Maybe his “Ch-ch-ch-changes” was the theme of your senior yearbook, or you found yourself humming “Space Oddity” whenever you gazed at the stars. Maybe his androgyny made you feel less alone, or his art-school sensibilities drew you in. He was a musician, sure, but he was also a fashion icon, an artist, an actor, always out there on the thin edge of invention and social change. Music...

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EXCLUSIVE CLIP: 'The Choice'

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 09:00

In The Choice, the latest Nicholas Sparks novel turned movie, Travis Parker (Benjamin Walker) and Gabby Holland (Teresa Palmer) find themselves neighbors in a small coastal town who soon end up in a relationship that neither anticipated. Travis and Gabby must face some of life's challenges and defining events in order for their love to survive the test of time. In this Fandango Movieclips exclusive clip from The Choice, Travis and Gabby's innocent flirtations take...

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Watch: This New Trailer for 'The Witch' Is Incredibly Unsettling

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 05:26

The best thing about The Witch is just how committed it is to its period setting. If you've ever wanted to see what it'd look like if an authentic Grimm fairy tale was brought to life, this is it. The year's first incredibly unsettling horror film debuts on February 19 following rave reviews at a few film festivals, and this new trailer does a great job at teasing its creepy, crazy Puritan vibe. Check it out. So what is The Witch?  Set in 1670s New England, The...

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Who Are Rey's Parents in 'Star Wars'? J.J. Abrams Knows

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 05:20

Recently, our own Erik Davis explained a fascinating fan theory about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Rey (Daisy Ridley) demonstrates a burgeoning ability to use the Force, as made clear through her connection to Luke Skywalker's old lightsaber. Combined with other evidence, the theory is that Rey is the granddaughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi. That raises other questions, though, such as the identity of Rey's grandmother and also her parents. Since we have to wait until May 26, 2017 to see...

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News Briefs: Razzies Nominate Worst Films of the Year; Watch 'Money Monster' and 'Triple Nine' Trailers

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 05:16

Razzies: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fantastic Four, Pixels, Jupiter Ascending and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 are the 2015 movies nominated for Worst Picture at the 36th annual Razzie Awards, which honor the worst movies and performances of the year. Also in contention are Johnny Depp (Mortdecai), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Adam Sandler, who's nominated for both Pixels and The Cobbler. Amanda Seyfried, Chevy Chase and Kayley Cuoco are also nominated for two films each. Check out the...

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